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A Vacation Horror by Thornton Cline

In my last blog, I shared about how I should have died when I was only two-years-old, which is documented in Chapter Two: A Toddler Almost Lost of my Indigo Sea Press debut book, “Not My Time to Go”. In … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Dec 10, 2016

Why Taking a Gap Year is a Great Idea

Travel is still the most intense mode of learning. – Kevin Kelly   A gap year or a bridge year,  not only represents freedom to explore a wide world of possibilities (as well as uncertainty) but also the unique opportunity to take some pr...
by Traveller Soul on Sep 1, 2016

National Parks Birthday – 100 This Month! (Oregon Trail – Register Cliff)

Tomorrow – yes, tomorrow – is our National Parks’ 100th anniversary. (And all National Parks are free admission for four day. Happy birthday!) Although not part of the National Parks System, I felt the need to include in this seri...

National Parks Birthday – 100 This Month! (Cumberland Gap National Historical Park)

In celebration of our national parks 100th birthday this month, here is Stu at the historic Cumberland Gap (National Historical Park). This is a natural break in the Appalachian Mountain Range giving early American frontiersmen (and women, and bunni...

National Parks Birthday – 100 This Month! (Wind Cave National Park)

In honor of our US National Park’s 100th birthday later this month, here are some shots of Stu Patterfoot visiting Wind Cave National Park in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. This was the first cave in the world to be named a nat...

Where New Zealanders Go On Holiday

If you’re wondering why I didn’t post anything last week, it’s because I was in paradise. And in paradise, Internet access is eye-wateringly expensive. I was also too busy drinking cocktails on the beach. Poor me. I was in Rarotonga, one of the...
by POMS AWAY! on Jul 18, 2016

My Unbucket List, by Carole Howard

In my last post (Time Travel), I was just about to leave for a trip and said I’d write about it next time. Here it is, next time. Thing is, though, let’s face it: Sometimes reading about someone else’s trip … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jun 23, 2016

Movement

On June 3 we began. In a minivan of all things. My brother’s minivan. I climbed in, smug, until I discovered I was relegated to the far back seat . . . the place for old women and little sisters. … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jun 9, 2016

Scotland Revisted by Sherrie Hansen

I will be in Scotland by the time you read this, perhaps on the Isle of Arran, touring Brodick Castle or walking amongst the rhododendrons in the walled garden. Perhaps I’ll be checking out of Lilybank Guest House, or on the … Continue readi...
by Second Wind Publishing on May 26, 2016

Time Travel, by Carole Howard

Back in the day, we wrote letters. On paper. We knew that by the time our friend got the letter – even if we splurged on air mail postage – it would be outdated, but so what? In the 1970’s, … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on May 23, 2016

Lessons Taught By The Mountain | A Chamundi Hill Story

Have you ever wondered why mountains always teach a lesson or two? At least I have wondered why do I get these thoughts while ‘doing a mountain’. And I think now I understood the reason behind it. I believe it is the struggle- it is the s...
by PhoTrablogger on Apr 27, 2016

Where the Wilde Things Are

“This hideous wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes, or I do.” I’d often heard of this iconic deathbed quote of writer/playwright Oscar Wilde, which he so wittily muttered — says the legend —...
by A French Frye in Paris on Apr 18, 2016

On consuming..space

We were born subjective. The world makes sense only through our own eyes. Yet, our realities get crossed; get severely entangled. I was always fond of seeing the world through […]...
by Pinch of Adventure on Apr 13, 2016

How Not to Be a Travel Writer, Episode 97

I should have known that ten days off-the-path eclipse-chasing in East Indonesia, followed by a night at home, two days on the Gilis learning to... Are we connected on Facebook? Click here. Copyright EscapeArtistes.    &...
by Travels with a Nine Year Old on Apr 3, 2016

Sunrise, Sunset by Sherrie Hansen

I’m not sure why, but all of the sudden, I’m starting to feel like an old fogy. (Definition:  an extremely fussy, old-fashioned, or conservative person.) It started last summer when my mom and dad celebrated their 60th wedding anniversar...
by Second Wind Publishing on Mar 26, 2016

Sunrise, Sunset by Sherrie Hansen

I’m not sure why, but all of the sudden, I’m starting to feel like an old fogy. (Definition:  an extremely fussy, old-fashioned, or conservative person.) It started last summer when my mom and dad celebrated their 60th wedding anniversar...
by Second Wind Publishing on Mar 26, 2016

To Know Home, Leave Home, by Carole Howard

Sometimes people ask me why I travel so much — or used to travel so much. Certainly, on a beautiful hopeful spring day like today, with my magnolia advertising its splendor to come, I wonder myself. Then I remember that … Continue reading...
by Second Wind Publishing on Mar 23, 2016

Aberdon’t – Marischal Square

This is to stop that awful development in Aberdeen going ahead. The two buildings that strike most about Aberdeen are Provost Skene’s House and Marischal College. The first is a free museum in a former mayoral residence (provost in Scotland) …...
by Elspeth R on Mar 22, 2016

People Stealing Other People’s Content

If you set out to be original, prepare to be copied Makemestfu – on Tumblr   Just recently I was reading a blog post that not only shocked me but also made me contact the author directly because she explained a situation that is repeating itse...
by Traveller Soul on Feb 10, 2016

People Stealing Other People’s Content

If you set out to be original, prepare to be copied Makemestfu – on Tumblr   Just recently I was reading a blog post that not only shocked me but also made me contact the author directly because she explained a situation that is repeating itse...
by Traveller Soul on Feb 10, 2016


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